Download or Read Online latest releases, and browse our best picks for the best graphic and comics novels of the year. Find Answers and Reviews on Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz by Chip Kidd,Charles M. Schulz Read&Download Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz by Chip Kidd,Charles M. Schulz Online Author:Chip Kidd,Charles M. Schulz Formats:Hardcover,Paperback Publication Date:Oct 23, 2001 Ratings: 4.55 of 809
Jan 31, 2018Peanuts: The Art of Schulz is a nice little anthology of Peanuts characters and strips. Maybe I’m spoiled by the wonderful The Complete Far Side, wherein Gary Larson explains his ideas for his comics, many of which were hilarious miscues, but I found Peanuts a little lacking. I would have liked more hand drawing and evolution of the strip. Maybe there’s just not much there...the original characters didn’t change all that much over time.
Nov 23, 2012First let me start by saying I am not a comic book guy. I always kind of wanted to be one, and did read them sometimes when I was a kid, but I could never quite inhabit the superhero world and the funny stuff was either too silly (“Little Lulu”) or too adult (Archie and Jughead intimidated me; Veronica terrified me). The stuff I did read (Sgt. Rock, anything with ghosts) I look back on with nostalgia, but can’t really get worked up about now that I am finally a quasi-adult. But with this preface First let me start by saying I am not a comic book guy. I always kind of wanted to be one, and did read them sometimes when I was a kid, but I could never quite inhabit the superhero world and the funny stuff was either too silly (“Little Lulu”) or too adult (Archie and Jughead intimidated me; Veronica terrified me). The stuff I did read (Sgt. Rock, anything with ghosts) I look back on with nostalgia, but can’t really get worked up about now that I am finally a quasi-adult. But with this preface out of the way, let me say that Charles M. Schulz’s comic Peanuts is one of the enduring landmarks of 20th century American literature.
Apr 02, 2017I liked seeing how the strip changed over the years.
Oct 17, 2011My wife got me the hard-cover edition of this back when it first came out, notable for it's weird dust jacket. I have read it over and over. Not only does it have a lot of Peanuts strips, it is a scrapbook of Peanuts memorabilia, with essays and quotes from Schulz and others thrown in.
Jul 20, 2014It's safe to say that the Peanuts obsession of my childhood has been rekindled and is now approximately ten times worse.
Aug 21, 2018I've always enjoyed Peanuts, but I've never seen or heard of many of the little tidbits and comics that appear in these pages- very interesting foray into the early work and behinds the scenes of an iconic comic.
Feb 08, 2013This is one of the best collections of Charles M. Schulz' works. Contained in these pages are the history of what the Peanuts creator thought of before and after the comic debuted on the endless comic strip papers that have been preserved to this day.
Jul 12, 2012This is a magical book, and any Peanuts fan would love it and treasure it. It is a book one can return to over and over to enjoy. Leave it lying around the living room where everybody can enjoy it and relive the joy Charles Schultz and the Peanuts gang gave us for over fifty years. Better yet, introduce a new generation of kids to the strip. The Peanuts gang is a microcosm of us, and reading it reveals much about ourselves and helps us to look on life with tenderness and humor.
Dec 27, 2013The Peanuts characters are my favorites. It was fun reading about all of the facts, trivia, and the history of the characters. I never knew that Charlie Brown had a female counterpart for a brief period of time or that Lucy started out as being halfway docile. My only real complaint about this book is that some of the comic strips were hard to read because the editors shrunk them up too much to fit into the book. Either make those strips bigger or eliminate the extras. Overall, I loved the book.
Nov 06, 2012This handsome collection has some strengths: excellent reproduction values, lots of early strips and original art, including many things not seen before, memorabilia photos, etc. It also has weaknesses: cluttered format (though the layout, mimicking what one might do if one cut out and taped the strips into a book, rather than a professional reproduction of the originals, has a certain appeal), no real structure to how material is presented, little in the way of
Jun 29, 2013This book gives an interesting insight to the creation of Peanuts, the representation of each individual strip character and the ideas each of them bring to the strip, and the uniqueness of the artist himself, Charles M. Schulz (Sparky). The history, rare items, licensees, and trivia included in this book are very refreshing that I feel like all of Peanuts are real. I am very happy to see my favorite characters, Schroeder and Linus! I feel like a kid again and these guys are just my neighbors.
Feb 08, 2008This is a really nice retrospective of Schulz's career, with a heavy emphasis on the early days of "Peanuts" in the 1950's. Not having read any "Peanuts" strips for quite some time, it was really cool to look at these strips with fresh eyes -- I consistently found myself startled by how biting the strip could be. It also made me realize just how closely akin Calvin (from "Calvin & Hobbes") is to the Peanuts gang. I would like to seek out the complete Peanuts collections, now.
Jan 21, 2016A delightful look into the beginnings of how one of America's favorite characters came to be. This book features over 500 comic strips dating from the 1950's through 2000. You get to see how the whole gang looked in the beginning & watch them grow to be the characters we know & love today. Packed with fun-to-know facts & some never before seen drawings. Definitely a must read for any Peanuts fan.
Jan 27, 2017If you've always been interested in not only reading the Peanuts comics, but learning about the facts behind the making of them, then this book is for you! Chip Kidd provides details on how Schulz got started and includes some of Schulz's original drawings. I learned so much from this book that I didn't already know about the artist of my favorite comic strip!
Aug 01, 2013This book had a beautiful transition of character design as well as insightful stories and thoughts from Charles M. Shultz. Along with a large collection of Peanuts strips, I thought this was an inspiring book not only for any aspiring or established artist or writer, but anyone who appreciates the warmth and nostalgia that came from Charlie Brown and his beagle.
Jan 27, 2011A beautiful book for fans of graphic design and Charles Schultz alike; however, I wish Kidd leaned more towards creating an anthology than a piece of graphic art. Some of the strips scanned in from yellowing newspaper clippings from Schultz's personal archive were so small that they were illegible.
Jul 31, 2013I've been a long-time fan of Peanuts and Charles Schulz, so to have this book and see the detail of the comic close up is wonderful. Chip Kidd does a great job editing the book, selecting strips and bringing in just the right amount of commentary on the art and the artist. A wonderful book for any Schulz fan.
Mar 31, 2010This is a good collection that concentrates more on the history of the strip and the art of Schulz than on a chronological laying out of the comics. There are older cartoons and beginning strips that predate the Peanuts we know (like "Sparky's Li'l Folks). There are photos, sketches...Peanuts toys. All in all an interesting book for Peanuts fans...and of course the comics are still good. :)
May 12, 2009Who doesn’t love Peanuts? Our library’s copy fell apart, and I gleefully took it home to read. The binding gave way halfway through, and random pages started falling out—I was covered by loose pages by the time I was done. Note to self, do not lie on back and hold book up while reading. My nose will never be the same.
Jun 15, 2012This is beautiful, adorable, touching, hilarious... but what else would one expect?
Feb 10, 2011Bought this at the thrift store for a few dollars, and am enjoying immensely. Designed wonderfully by Chip Kidd to really give a sense of the history of the strip. Has renewed my interest in Schulz's work, which has been dulled over the years from the never-ending stream of reruns in the newspaper.
Feb 21, 2010Another great addition to my Peanuts library. Developmental sketches, stuff from Schulz's personal scrapbooks, pictures of rare collector items, images of his very first comic strip that I've never seen before. I love the last four pages.
Mar 08, 2014Fantastic voyage to be a child again. This may be the best compilation of Peanuts strips I've ever read. I laughed out loud, chuckled, smiled and felt every bit as happy as you can get. Eternal thanks to you, Sparky Schulz :)
Oct 03, 2007This is a beautiful scrapbook of Shulz's artwork. It includes some of his original panels and original newspaper printings of them - with all of the mistakes and close-up details included. Sometimes one Peanuts panel says more than the whole strip, and this collection realizes that.
Aug 16, 2011A great book that gives the reader a new appreciation for the characters we know and love and the strip we grew up with by exploring their origins and evolution over the years. I'd forgotten how much I loved Peanuts until I read this. Schulz was a genius. (May 2008)
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